Ontario Association of Child Protection Lawyers
A voice for a fair and just child protection system
Strengthening the child protection defence bar. Safeguarding the Charter rights of parents and families. Advocating for fair laws and policies.
The goals and objectives of the OACPL are to:
Foster a strong and independent child protection defence bar throughout Ontario
Preserve and defend procedural protections for parents and families, and safeguard the legal rights of parents and families as enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Advocate for improvements to child protection law and policy on behalf of the child protection defence bar
Support and strengthen the child protection defence bar through education, outreach, and advocacy
OACPL Statement on the Former Kamloops Indian Residential School
The Ontario Association of Child Protection Lawyers (the “OACPL”) honours and mourns the loss of the215 First Nations children who died at the Kamloops Indian
COVID-19: OACPL advocates against CAST’s blanket suspension of in-person access.
In response to Children’s Aid Society of Toronto’s blanket policy of suspending all face-to-face parental access in reaction to COVID-19, the Ontario Association of Child